Treating chronic pain— one of the most prevalent and debilitating conditions in the world presents burdensome challenges. In the U.S. alone, 117 million adults suffer from chronic pain, costing the U.S. an estimated $560 to $635 billion per year in direct medical costs and lost productivity. More significantly, North America faces an unprecedented opioid epidemic. Opioid misuse and fatal overdoses have increased exponentially, with 52,404 fatal overdoses in 2015. As clinical cannabis gains greater acceptance — legally and in public perception — could cannabis be part of the solution?
Few people — including marketers — genuinely understand what User Experience (UX) is. Ignoring UX can be costly; it is arguably the most critical component of building a cannabis brand.
A recent study suggests cannabis increases risk of Alzheimer's Disease. But many leading neuroscientists disagree. Is this study flawed? #FakeScience Flawed science? Inquiring minds want to know!
Some scientists hypothesize the runner’s high is a neurobiological reward following moderate to intense aerobic activity that incentivizes us to participate in habitual physical activity. Is there a cannabis connection?
According to the VA National Center for PTSD, 8 million people — or 7 – 8% of the population — will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Given the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths from prescription drugs including opioids and benzodiazepines, the field of emotional trauma is currently at a crossroads. Is cannabis a viable treatment for PTSD?
Legal cannabis dispensaries in Alaska — including the patients and customers they serve — (once again) appear not to be welcome on Facebook. According to reports, Facebook either suspended or entirely deleted Facebook business pages of at least half a dozen legal cannabis retail dispensaries in Alaska.
Nearly all drugs interact (adversely or beneficially) with other drugs. But, what about cannabis? Inquiring minds want to know! | Leafly
Facebook Cannabis Crackdown in Alaska: Social Media Giant Shuts Down Marijuana Shops’ Business Pages | HuffPost
Facebook is periodically going vigilante and shutting down cannabis dispensary pages -- seemingly, without rhyme or reason. What's behind the seemingly random crackdowns? | HuffPo
We all know cannabis increases appetite. And, we know medical marijuana helps cancer and AIDS/HIV patients battle cachexia. But, what about anorexia? Could cannabis help?
A Google Game Changer? Perhaps! Google has officially launched Chat for Google My Business. The new messaging feature allows your cannabis dispensary customers to contact you directly through Google’s mobile local search panel. Google has made the new feature available to all U.S.-based businesses. (Google is also in the process of rolling out the feature to other countries.
Browse many of the headlines in the western media, and you might think Iran’s newly re-elected, President Hassan Rouhani, is downright sensible, a moderate, a progressive reformer. The argument goes — as echoed by The Guardian, CNN, and other western media — Rouhani is making strident efforts to “end Iran’s international isolation” and bring “greater freedoms at home.” Don’t be fooled.
Could cannabidiol (CBD), the most prominent non-psychoactive constituent in cannabis, provide a viable alternative for currently available anxiety medications? Quite possibly!
Since 1980, surgical procedures and treatments have improved significantly, cutting the risk of developing blindness nearly in half. Nonetheless, while treatment has improved, the number of effective topical drugs remains limited. Recognized near universally in medical marijuana states as a qualifying condition, increasing numbers of people have turned to cannabis to treat their condition. But should they?
For most consumers, “high-octane” THC is ill-suited for them on many levels. High THC is therapeutically less effective. It’s not as enjoyable. And, it’s far more likely to produce adverse — short and long-term — effects.